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Who has the Best Wi-Fi TV Service Near Me?

Unsatisfied with your current internet subscription? Paying too much for your internet, TV, and landline? You are not the only one. Big phone corporations design packages and plans to rope you into buying a subscription for multiple services. However, you do not need to buy internet, TV channels and a landline together, nor is it necessary for you to purchase them from the same company. You can easily switch your internet provider, buy a better landline plan, and watch all your favorite TV shows at a much cheaper cost with some smart planning. In our last blog Best Internet Providers Near Me, we explained how you can find the best internet provider near you. In this blog, we will explain how you can determine and find the best Wi-fi TV near you.

The TV industry has seen constant technological advances in the past few decades. For several years Broadcast and Cable TV ruled in our households, but Wi-Fi TV is taking over. Currently, there are four main types of technology used for providing TV service:

  1. Satellite: Video and audio is delivered to your house via a communications satellite orbiting the Earth.
  2. Cable: More popular (and cheaper) than Satellite, Cable TV delivers video and audio by using cables to carry signals between local distribution antennas and your home.
  3. Fiber optic: This type of television programming is also delivered over cables, but fiber optic ones. Data is transmitted via pulses of light over fiber cables which are made of thin strands of glass and plastic.
  4. Wi-Fi TV: Television content is delivered directly over the Internet (Buchi, 2020)

Streaming TV instead of over-the-air aerial systems, Cable TV, and Satellite TV systems is gaining more and more attention. The more popular cord-cutting gets, the higher the demand rises for Wi-Fi TV. 

For those of you who are not sure what Wi-fi TV is, it is exactly as the name suggests: watching TV via your internet service. Wi-Fi TV is a technology of broadcasting videos (and audio) over the internet (Fuller, 2020). There is no need for cable connection or satellite integration. While regular old TV used to keep you bound to your sofas, digital streaming gives you unprecedented freedom. Developed to replace overpriced TV packages, Wi-Fi TV is the way to go! You no longer need to buy expensive satellite or cable TV services to watch local news, sports, or TV shows. Now, in addition to Netflix and Amazon Prime, you have websites like Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu and others to choose from (Newman, 2020). Even though subscription of video streaming services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix have been around for years, newer streaming services such as AT&T TV Now and Sling TV have come into the picture, and are designed specifically to mimic your typical cable TV packages, but at much lower costs.

Pros and Cons of Internet/ Wi-Fi TV:

Now that we understand the technology that is Wi-Fi TV, let’s talk about its benefits and limitations:

Pros of Wi-Fi TV

Cons of Wi-Fi TV

Affordable packages stand in stark contrast to Cable and Satellite TV.

The Prices tend to vary. Although cheaper, there is inconsistency to the pricing because Wi-Fi TV is still gaining popularity.

Unprecedented TV watching freedom - The content on the web is always available and accessible. You can choose what is broadcasted to your home. The freedom of selection is greater than in all other forms of TV watching systems. 

The channel lineups on services like Sling TV tend to be in constant flux. They change with the market trends.

Wi-Fi TV provides the freedom to choose  your device (tablet, TV, computer, mobile), ensuring that you are never spatially constricted.

You will not find all your favorite shows and movies available on Wi-Fi TV just yet. Cable TV content is still making its way to digital streaming and may fluctuate according to your location. 

Limited (or no) advertisements. Unlike with Cable or Satellite TV, the interruptions of advertisements are much more limited in digital streaming. Websites like Netflix don’t have any ads at all. In others, like Hulu, you have the option of buying subscriptions of advertisement-free packages.

Wi-Fi TV requires a stable and high-speed internet, so you will need to do your research. You can get guidance from our previous blog The Best Internet Providers Near Me.

 

How to switch to Wi-Fi TV?

At this point you may be wondering how you can make the switch. If your interest is piqued enough, continue reading!

While the information on how to switch to and/or find the best cable internet provider is all available (and accessible) on the internet, it’s quite tedious to sift through it all. This is especially true because information regarding cable internet providers and available packages differs from state-to-state and city-to-city. If you wish to switch to Wi-Fi TV, you only need to locate a reliable Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) service provider, a way to stream media, and arrange to get live television conveyed to your home. But how to do so?

The content from Wi-Fi TV services (especially local channels and news) will likely vary depending on where you live. Therefore, it is essential that the Wi-Fi TV provider’s website is visited, and your local ZIP code is input. Only then will you be able to see which channels are available in your area (Willcox, 2020). However, that is quite a bothersome way to figure out your packages. There is an easier way we can help you find the best Wi-Fi TV services near you! 

TV providers have a variety of plans and channel lineups designed to fit the needs of different families. You will need to check out all available options to you before deciding which streaming service and which package best suits your needs (Buchi, 2020).

Finding the best Cable Internet Provider Near Me:

You can easily compare plans and prices from the best Wi-Fi TV service providers at your exact address and ZIP code. You will be able to consider internet speeds, internet type, data caps and contract terms when studying your options.

  1. Simply go to AllConnect and input your 5-digit ZIP code and press enter. The best packages in your area will be lined up on the webpage now. On your left, you will see a box that says Build Your Package. Check the Internet and TV boxes, and all available packages will automatically update to include both services. All you have to do now is choose the one you like! 
  2. Another great website is Reviews.com. On the top of the page, you will see an icon saying Internet & TV. Roll the cursor there and a drop-down menu will appear. Click on Best Internet Providers from the options available. You will now see different options appear at the bottom of the webpage. The one that concerns you is Best Cable Internet Provider. You can also input your ZIP code (on the same webpage) to compare rates. This option enables you to make an informed decision regarding your cable internet package.
  3. Another popular website is Highspeedinternet.com. In our previous article, we discussed how high-speed internet of at least 25 Mbps download speed is the best to have now that we’ve entered the era of streaming videos. This website finds those packages for you. Simply click here on HighSpeedInternet Cable Providers. You will be taken to the website’s page of Cable Internet providers. Input your ZIP code and you will be shown the best packages available in your area with details like download speeds and user ratings. You can view the plans and make your choice. On the bottom of the same webpage, there will be a list of the best internet providers in your area. You can use that information to help make an informed decision.

What do I lose if I cancel my TV subscription?

You need not fret over missing out on your favorite channels. Instead of being stuck with a bundle (paying collectively for internet, cable, and landline services), you can make a smart and economical plan to maintain all of the services you love! We have already discussed the best way to find new internet providers in our previous blog post, so you can simply refer to that for your high-speed internet! In this blog, we have detailed the pros, cons and the how tos of Wi-Fi TV. You can use internet streaming services instead of cable, which is not only pricey but also almost always comes in a bundle. Most of the shows you love can be found on the internet on websites like Hulu, Netflix, HBO, and Amazon Prime. If they are not, they will be soon. Wi-Fi TV is an ever-growing industry. More and more people are buying digital streaming services and the industry is consistently evolving to meet the rising demands. Plus, subscriptions to those services often cost less than your cable bill, so you can save money and keep watching the same shows.

Finally, your landline, a most treasured possession. With Community Phone you can end your landline contract and cut the cord while saving your landline number. We offer two options to save your landline: Call Forwarding and Call Transferring. With Call Forwarding, your landline calls will ring on your current cell phone. With Call Transferring, your landline number will become the number on a new cell phone. Just click the following link to learn more about saving your landline number while ending your bundle: Landline to Cell Phone Transfer. Finally, you can have a faster home internet, continue watching the shows you love, and keep your beloved landline number. It’s all easy! 


Works Cited

  1. Buchi, C. (2020, July 10). The Best TV Providers of 2020. Retrieved from Reviews.org: https://www.reviews.org/tv-service/best-tv-service-providers/
  2. Fuller, J. (2020, August 03). How Internet TV Works. Retrieved from How Stuff Works: https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/internet-tv.htm#:~:text=Internet%20TV%2C%20in%20simple%20terms,cell%20phone%20or%20an%20iPod.
  3. Newman, J. (2020, July 2). Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. AT&T TV Now, and all the rest. Retrieved from TechHive: https://www.techhive.com/article/3211536/best-streaming-tv-service.html
  4. Willcox, J. K. (2020, July 5). Video Streaming Services That Let You Cut Cable TV. Retrieved from Consumer Reports: https://www.consumerreports.org/streaming-video-services/video-streaming-services-that-let-you-cut-cable-tv/

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